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Massachusetts Gov. Healey proposes statewide missing persons unit

A new unit to help police improve coordination in handling missing and unidentified people cases has been proposed by Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey amid an ongoing search for a missing immigrant woman whose case advocates say demonstrates a lack of urgency on the part of investigators. The $300,000 Healey has proposed will help fund the unit, which she said will assist local police departments and standardize data collection and reporting in missing people cases statewide.

Fewer Americans see Russian military as ‘critical threat’ to US: poll

Fewer Americans now see Russia’s military power as a “critical threat” to the United States as its ongoing war with Ukraine passed the one-year mark late last month. According to a new Gallup poll released this week, just 51% of Americans viewed the Russian military as a “critical threat” compared to 59% who said the same in the weeks leading up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. GEN.

Mississippi Gov. Reeves vetoes 2 bills on health insurance

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he has vetoed two bills dealing with insurance because he thinks they would increase the cost of health care. “One is a bad idea, and I can’t see myself supporting it. One is a good idea that just includes some correctable mistakes,” the Republican governor said in a statement.

Biden says climate change could cause Colorado River to dry up during ritzy DNC dinner: ‘Not a joke’

President Biden participated in a second reception this week for the Democratic National Committee in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he urged those in attendance to take climate change more seriously. Just one day after a fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe, California, where Biden accidentally revealed a previously unknown detail about former President Jimmy Carter’s health, he made a number of off-the-cuff comments about climate change including one about the Colorado River drying up.

Wisconsin Assembly votes to mandate police in high-risk schools

Schools that experience a high number of crimes would have to hire police officers and station them in their buildings under a Republican-authored bill the state Assembly passed Tuesday. Under the bill, if a school has more than 100 incidents in a semester, and at least 25 of those result in an arrest, the school must hire an armed school resource officer to work at the school. The cost of hiring the officer would be partially reimbursed by the state using federal COVID-19 relief money.

Ted Cruz jokes China wrote Pelosi’s SXSW speech that calls for countries to ‘work together’

Sen. Ted Cruz took to social media to ask if the Chinese government influenced a speech former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave Sunday at the South by Southwest conference, where she urged the audience not to “go after China.” The comment came as the Democratic lawmaker was urging global cooperation to stop climate change during a series on the “Future of Democracy.” “Here’s the thing, you can’t just go after China with a cudgel.

Former Rep. Pat Schroeder, Colorado lawmaker and women’s rights pioneer, dead at 82

Former Rep. Pat Schroeder, who was a pioneer for women’s and family rights in Congress, died Monday night, her former press secretary said. She was 82. She represented Colorado’s 1st Congressional district from 1973-1997. Andrea Camp, Schroeder’s former press secretary, said the former lawmaker suffered a stroke recently and died at a hospital in Celebration, Florida, where she has been living in recent years. “Pat Schroeder blazed the trail.

Former chief of staff to Gavin Newsom siding with Walgreens in abortion pill fight amid rising tensions

The first chief of staff to Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom is siding against her former boss following his decision to cut ties between his state and nationwide pharmacy chain Walgreens after it decided to stop distributing an abortion pill in a number of Republican-leaning states. Attorney Ann O’Leary, who also served as a senior policy advisor to Hillary Clinton and is well-known in Washington, D.C.

US possibly scammed out of tens of millions by Wuhan Lab: reports

The U.S. government may have made duplicate payments for projects at labs in Wuhan, China, through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), according to records reviewed by CBS News. “What I’ve found so far is evidence that points to double billing, potential theft of government funds.

Former Trump officials skeptical of Biden admin’s reported plan to resume migrant family detention

Reports the Biden administration is considering reinstating migrant family detention at the southern border sparked outrage from immigration activists, but former Trump administration officials are skeptical about how useful such policy initiatives from the Biden administration would be if implemented. “It’s just 180 degrees from what their strategy has been.

Oregon eyes mandate for climate change lessons in schools

Oregon lawmakers are aiming to make the state the second in the nation to mandate climate change lessons for K-12 public school students, further fueling U.S. culture wars in education. Dozens of Oregon high schoolers submitted support of the bill, saying they care about climate change deeply.

Rep. Lauren Boebert, 36, announces her first grandchild will be born in April

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., announced her oldest son is expecting a baby boy with his girlfriend. The 36-year-old lawmaker spoke of the news for the first time publicly during a Moms for America event on Tuesday, saying she and her husband Jayson are “so excited to welcome this new life into our family.” According to a post on Boebert’s Twitter, Tyler, the oldest of her four boys, turned 17 on March 21, 2022.

Florida State Attorney hits DeSantis for criticism after Orlando shooting: ‘Not a dictatorship’

Florida State Attorney Monique Worrell is hitting Gov. Ron DeSantis after his criticism over the shootings in the Pine Hills neighborhood in Orlando that left three dead and two injured in February. Keith Melvin Moses, 19, is accused of killing three people and injuring two others in a pair of shootings on March 22. Spectrum News 13 reporter Dylan Lyons, 24, Nathacha Augustin, 38, and T’yonna Major, 9, were fatally shot Wednesday.

US, UK crack down on illegal immigrant asylum claims as they look to tackle migrant surges

The United States and the United Kingdom are taking sweeping efforts to crack down on asylum claims by migrants who have entered their country illegally – as their leaders face political pressure over ongoing migrant crises. “If you enter Britain illegally, you will be detained and swiftly removed,” U.K. Home Secretary Suella Braverman said in the House of Commons on Tuesday.

Mitch McConnell hospitalized after fall during private DC dinner

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is hospitalized in Washington, D.C., after he fell Wednesday night. McConnell was attending a private dinner at a hotel in the nation’s capital when he tripped, Spokesman David Popp confirmed to Fox News Digital. The 81-year-old politician was taken to an area hospital to be treated. The extent of his injuries, if any, were not immediately known.

Arkansas House passes malpractice bill for youth trans procedures

An effort to effectively reinstate Arkansas’ blocked ban on gender-affirming care for minors by making it easier to sue doctors who provide such treatments was approved Wednesday by lawmakers. The bill approved by the House allows someone who received gender-affirming care as a minor to file a malpractice lawsuit against their doctor for up to 15 years after they turn 18.

Nearly 1 trillion masks bought during pandemic despite new research suggesting no health benefits

The world bought 928 billion face masks at a cost of $389 billion during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recently compiled data. With a global population of 8 billion, that means about 116 masks were purchased for every person alive from 2020 to 2022. News of the massive investment comes amid new research indicating that face masks may have not been effective in combating COVID.

First blood drawn in KY GOP primary as Kelly Craft allies blast ‘soft establishment teddy bear’ Daniel Cameron

A largely friendly race between the Republican candidates vying to oust vulnerable Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear took a turn this week as allies of former U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft took aim at state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, describing him as a “soft establishment teddy bear.” The group, Commonwealth PAC, launched the ad, titled “Teddy,” on Monday, just one day ahead of the first Republican primary debate of the race.